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Our employment discrimination lawyers have the experience and strong conviction needed to fight unlawful employment discrimination no matter the size of the unlawfully discriminating employer. Employment discrimination comes in many forms, and our attorneys are here to give you a free and confidential evaluation of your potential employment discrimination claims.
Discrimination lawyers, particularly employment discrimination attorneys, often find themselves in the difficult position of having to explain the difference between an employer acting wrong and acting unlawfully. The intricacies of employment discrimination law, unlike as other areas of law, require the guidance of skilled and experienced lawyers to navigate the handling discrimination claims. Not all employment discrimination is illegal. Under its common definition, discrimination is simply choosing between two alternatives. In order for the employment discrimination to be unlawful, there must be a specific and applicable law preventing the employer from discriminating on that basis. For example, discriminating against red-heads is not unlawful, but discriminating based on racial preferences is unlawful. Employment discrimination against left-handed employees is not unlawful, but employment discrimination based on gender is unlawful. For all of you upset left-handed red-heads, employment discrimination lawyers don’t write the discrimination law, we just know them and how to fight for your rights under those anti-discrimination laws.
Who Is Protected From Employment Discrimination?
Employment Discrimination Attorney: Typically, employers discriminate against employees based on their: Race; Religion; Age (over 40); Disability; Gender; Military Status; or National Origin. Employer are also prohibited from discriminating against an employee for engaging in certain protected activities, such as taking Family Medical Leave, filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim, complaining of Wage Violations, or making other Whistleblower Claims. Some states have law that prevent discrimination based on sexual preference or orientation (against gays and lesbians), but Texas currently does not have a directly applicable law addressing such employment discrimination.
What Laws Protect Against Employment Discrimination?
Employment Discrimination Attorney: There are both federal and Texas law laws that make it unlawful to discriminate against employees based on the above protected classes, including: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, American with Disabilities Act(“ADA”), Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), and related Ohio statutes such as R.C. § 4112.99, R.C. § 4123.90, R.C. § 4112.02(N), R.C. § 4112.05, and R.C. § 4112.14. Each employment discrimination law has different statutes of limitations. Some give you 60 days while others allow six years to bring a claim. Thus, if you have any question about whether or not you may have an employment discrimination claim you should call the right employment law attorneys immediately.
Employment Discrimination Attorney: Always. Especially when our employment discrimination lawyers offer free and confidential initial consultations, it is always better to find out now whether or not you have a claim or how to strengthen your claim than to wait until it is too late.
This page discusses the general aspects of employment discrimination. Other pages specifically address the specific types of employment discrimination:
- Age Discrimination
- American’s With Disabilities Act Claims
- Gender Discrimination
- Military Status Discrimination
- National Origin Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment